Year Introduced: 1872
Flowers somewhat sparsely on a fairly slow-growing bush, but is grown and prized for its superb foliage. A mature plant is a stunning sight, and well worth the wait. Don't over pot, needs good light, and enjoys a sunny position.
NB This is the genuine Sunray, which (unusually) arose as a variegated seedling. Many fuchsias sold in the UK and labelled as Sunray, are actually Tom West instead, which is a quite different, fast growing, semi trailing sport of Corallina.
Tube: Short, red.
Sepals: Red, paler on top, deeper underneath. Held slightly down with slight recurve at tips.
Corolla: Mauve, darker at outer edges of petals.
Foliage: Silvery light green and cream, variegated, red blushed. Leaves are fairly broad.
Parentage: Cloth of Gold x unknown.
|Certificates & Nominations||AFS CM 1948|
|Other Awards||RHS AM 1929|
|Medium (3 - 4.5cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|